Prep Soccer: TC remains unbeaten

Rob Ochier’s Columbian soccer team is giving him just what he wants in the early going.

“They’re playing very well as a team; guys are playing well,” he said. “Good start to the season.”


The Tornadoes game with Ontario at Frost-Kalnow Stadium Saturday was scoreless for the first 25 minutes.

But when Mike Brady converted a pass from Spencer Pauley into the game’s first goal, it started Columbian’s momentum, which built into a 6-2 victory.

Nathaniel Gilmer added two goals, while Garrett Bean added a goal and two assists. Paul also scored, as did Kevin Miller.

The Tornadoes also got assists from Brady and Hunter Stark in improving to 3-0.

Ontario’s goals came from Steven Toth and Eric Klimczynski.

Columbian out-shot the Warriors 21-13. In goal, Josh Gibson had six saves, while Eric Schermer had three.

Austin Fraley had nine saves for Ontario.

Mohawk girls tie Crestview

SYCAMORE – Cambria Kohlenberg got a pass from Beth Dundore in the 12th minute, converting it into Mohawk’s only goal in a 1-1 tie with Ashland Crestview.

The Cougars scored their lone goal 10 minutes later, when Abby Motter connected on an unassisted score.

Ally Weinandy had nine saves in goal, while Crestview’s Madison Glaze had three. The Cougars out-shot Mohawk 10-4.

Each team moved to 0-1-1.

“This is a great sign,” said Mohawk coach Joel Wilkins. “I think we may be farther along than we were last year. Everyone’s starting to grasp the concept of the play I expect.”